Legal Advisor for Sub-Saharan Africa, American Bar Association Center for Human Rights
Mooya Nyaundi currently works as a Senior Legal Advisor with the American Bar Association, Center for Human Rights (ABA CHR), focused on sub-Saharan Africa. She coordinates pro bono legal assistance to human rights defenders at risk and engages in regional and international advocacy to counter shrinking civic space and seek accountability of human rights violations. She has worked extensively on issues of freedom of expression, association, and assembly, as well independence of the judiciary and legal profession. In addition, she provides technical expertise on rule of law, democracy and good governance programs with the ABA’s Rule of Law Initiative Program (ABA ROLI). Mooya has also worked as a Program Manager for East and Southern Africa, with the International Republican Institute (IRI), where she developed and managed the implementation of programs on political party and civil society strengthening, youth and gender participation, local governance and legislative reform in multiple countries. For several years, she worked as a senior litigation associate for Scanlen & Holderness in Harare, Zimbabwe. Mooya currently volunteers as an expert country specialist for Amnesty International USA, where she supports AI USA’s initiatives to promote and protect human rights in Southern Africa. She holds an LLB (Honors) Degree from the University of Zimbabwe and a Masters in International Law (LLM) Degree from the Georgetown Law University Center.
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